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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, April 10, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to drop below normal into the 60s by the middle of the week, with morning clouds and afternoon sun.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1790 The U.S. patent system is established.
  • 1794 Birth of Matthew C. Perry, American naval officer, opened Japan to trade with the west.
  • 1827 Birth of Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, diplomat and author of Ben Hur.
  • 1862 Union forces begin the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.
  • 1865 At Appomattox Court, Va, General Robert E. Lee issues his last orders to the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • 1866 The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed.
  • 1880 Birth of Frances Perkins, U.S. labor secretary, first female cabinet member.
  • 1903 Birth of Clare Boothe Luce, reporter, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
  • 1912 The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster.
  • 1917 Birth of Robert B. Woodward, synthetic chemist.
  • 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
  • 1930 The first synthetic rubber is produced.
  • 1941 U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.
  • 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 1971 The American table tennis team arrives in China.